Helicopter UH-1H 68-15325

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H tail number 68-15325
Date: 09/05/1969
Incident number: 69090512.KIA
Unit: 68 AVN
South Vietnam
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: War Story as related by a witness.
Summary: Shot down by a bobby trap.

Crew Members:

War Story:
On 09/05/69 A UH-1H piloted by our CO Maj Moody was hovering by a tall tree that had a VC flag on top.

As the crewchief was about to reach for it a booby trap exploded killing the crew chief ( SP5 Charles Romero).

The aircraft tail rotor was knocked out, tail boom was peppered t/r driveshaft broken. Moody did a hovering autorotation from about 60-80 feet. I believe that the aircraft tail number was 68-15325 but not positive.

It was the CO's aircraft. I was 8 days from deros when she was brought in and I believe that aircraft was almost repaired when I left. She got new boom and tail rotor gearbox, tail rotor drive shafts, and I'm not sure if we had to replace the engine.

From: Chris

This record was last updated on 01/09/2008

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